Sniffle, Cough, Sneeze: Infectious Respiratory Disease

Learn how to protect your horses from rapidly spreading respiratory diseases, such as influenza, strangles, and rhino.

Horses are a lot like preschoolers: gather them in groups and someone's likely to get sick. Diseases like equine influenza, rhino, and strangles spread quickly through herds and, in some, they can turn serious fast. Learn how to protect your horse.

About the Experts

Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM

Frank M. Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is LVMA Equine Committee professor and director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine. As an internal medicine specialist, Andrews research interests include equine gastric ulcer disease.

Rob Keene, DVM

Rob Keene, DVM, is an equine technical manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Keene focuses on university outreach, equine infectious disease, and monitoring research projects. He has more than 10 years of equine veterinary practice experience and received his bachelor of science degree from Montana State University and a bachelor of science and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Colorado State University.